Remicade side effects

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Butterfly Kisses
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 7/7/2009 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been on Remicade for I believe a year now and just recently I've been experiencing random itchy pimple like bumps on my stomach and chest, dry patches of skin on my arms mostly, rough & scaly patches on my back and sides and now most recently an itchy scalp. All of these things come and go randomly and I didn't think they were connected with remicade until my friend suggested it. Has anyone else on Remicade had these issues? I'm going to see my doctor today and I'm going to ask him about them but thought I'd throw it out there to you guys anyway.
26 years old...Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2002

Currently taking: Colazal 750mg 3 pills 3x a day, Imuran 50mg 3 pills 1x a day, Remicade & B12 Injections.

Have taken: Asacol, Lialda, Entocort, Prednisone, Limotil, Nulev, Librax, Canasa & Rowasa.


jujub
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Date Joined Mar 2003
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   Posted 7/7/2009 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I do have some problems with itchy skin since being on Remicade. For me, it's just a worsening of my normal dry-skin itching. I use a good moistureizer all over every night before I go to bed, and that mostly controls it. For my eczema (which I've had since before Remi) or for stubborn itchy spots, I have a topical cortisone ointment that I use.
Judy
 
Ulcerative colitis forum co-moderator
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. 
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"
 


Butterfly Kisses
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 32
   Posted 7/7/2009 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks. I just got back from my doctor's office and he said what I have going on is NOT related. He even called in the Remicade rep and she said it's not related. So that made me happy. I was worried I was developing the anti-body or something but they said if that was the case I'd have a reaction at the time of infusion, which I don't.
26 years old...Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2002

Currently taking: Colazal 750mg 3 pills 3x a day, Imuran 50mg 3 pills 1x a day, Remicade & B12 Injections.

Have taken: Asacol, Lialda, Entocort, Prednisone, Limotil, Nulev, Librax, Canasa & Rowasa.


sweetmelody
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 650
   Posted 7/7/2009 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
i'd go see a dermatologist
Kara, 22F Married.
Latest - Lialda 2 twice a day. Left Sided Colitis 40cm up...flare. Also IBS.
Medications: Lialda 2 twice a day, Align probiotic, Hyomax as needed, 6mp 50mg a day, Rowasa enemas.
I am so sick of this disease!
 
 

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